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New Mexican Bread Pudding

Vanessa Mills’ New Mexican Bread Pudding entry in the Sue Bee® honey Sweet Eats Recipe Contest!


Ingredients

  • 1/2 loaf cheese bread – cut into even cubes and 'stale'
  • 1/3 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 1-1/2 cups cream
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn
  • 1/2 cup lightly toasted pinions
  • 1 whole Hatch chile – roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped

Asiago Tequila Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Sue Bee® honey
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup Asiago cheese – grated

Directions

  • In a double boiler mix cream, Sue Bee® honey and egg yolks. Whisk while bringing up to a temp of 170 degrees and the mix turns into custard.
  • Butter a 5 x 9 baking dish. Line half of the bread cubes in the bottom of the baking dish – add the pinions, corn and green chile. Top with the rest of the bread cubes. Pour the warm custard over the bread, wrap and refrigerate over night.
  • The next morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use a water bath to bake the bread pudding approximately 45 minutes – or until golden and spongy.
  • Using the double boiler, whisk the Sue Bee® honey, butter, cream and egg yolk up until it thickens. Gradually add the Asiago cheese – continuing to whisk.
  • When the cheese is completely incorporated into the sauce, turn off the heat and whisk in the tequila.
  • Let the bread pudding sit for a few minutes before cutting. Top with the cheese sauce and serve warm.
  • Any left over pudding and sauce can be kept wrapped in the fridge and reheated to serve.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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